October 10, 1780

1780 October 10 (Tuesday).  Hear much of Bears.  One is killed by Capt. Jonas Brigham, and others.  Weighed 300.  I dined at Capt. Brigham’s, I visit at Col. Brigham’s.  P.M. Mr. Ebenezer Forbush conducted me to the thick Swamp, where is the hideous Dwelling of Jacob Garfield, and I went in, though with Difficulty, to see it.  Garfield himself led my Horse out, and I visited at Mr. Tim. Warrin’s — but my principal visit was to Mr. Daniel Stockwell’s young Child, which was sick — I prayed with it — and then went to the poor at the Work House.  At my return home was informed that Mr. Fitch of Hopkinton had been here, and brought home Dr. Stillingfleet’s Orig. Sacrae.